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Break Out the Beats and the Rough Strip: Xbox takes you back to 2001 with a full skate video complete with retro sneakers.
In the skate strip pulled straight from the turn of the century, an Xbox film crew followed a group of friends boarding all day and wearing the new Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers. The clip’s release accompanied the announcement on October 6 that this new adidas Xbox collaboration celebrates the first generation of the gaming system, launched 20 years ago. In the clip, skateboarders even take a break between ollies and nollies to get into âHalo: Combat Evolvedâ on the original Xbox.
This console-inspired first sneaker honors Xbox heritage with translucent green soles similar to the Xbox’s first light neon green case that marked the very first generation of gaming at Microsoft. The adidas Forum Tech design balances nostalgia while embracing modern technology with the official Xbox branding on the tongue paired with Adidas Boost cushioning in the midsole.
This partnership with athletic players kicks off the global launch of âAlways Played In. Never Played Out,â celebrating several popular areas and eras of gaming over the past two decades. This will cover sports, games, lifestyle and the magic that emerges when people come together to compete, whether on the rails, on the field or on the couch.
The Tech Forum marks the start of the Xbox-adidas partnership. Over the next several months, gaming enthusiasts can follow along as Microsoft continues to mark Xbox’s 20th anniversary by releasing additional sneakers commemorating console designs over the past two decades. Fans can also keep an eye on the game company to keep the nostalgia coming with an Xbox Series X-inspired mini-fridge set to release during the holiday season.
For now, the limited-edition Xbox x Adidas Forum Tech sneaker is slated for release in 2021, but a specific release date has yet to be announced. Follow @Xbox on Twitter to stay tuned for the latest news and ways to win a pair of limited edition sneakers.
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